Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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Regulation EU 2016/679, also known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is something I deal with professionally on a daily basis. I know more about this European law than the average individual. So it is kind of interesting for me when I...

Thirteen years ago, I set foot in Europe for the first time. At that time I didn't know I would end up living there. And given I was from the Philippines, my foreign outlook was very much oriented toward North America: back in 2005, I have alread...

It doesn't happen often that I pick up a book and immediately dive into it. This book is one such exemplar: the narrative is simply gripping, and I just couldn't put it down. It's not suspenseful per se, nor is it a page-turner with plent...

As I have already briefly mentioned in the past, I took a substantial trip recently, as I was on the road for 3 weeks. I went to Vietnam during December and January, escaping the winter for a little bit. On the way there, I also made a brief stop in...

This is a travel narrative that made me think a bit. I suppose if you are a journalist and you decide to spend months in India travelling by train, then you don't gravitate to the typical things that typical visitors gravitate to. Instead, your a...

Jaunt to Jutland: Odense

on Mar 12, 2019 in: travel

It's time to go home. So we drove from Jutland, crossed a few bridges, and headed toward Copenhagen. Our last stop for the day was Odense, a city located on the island of Fyn, in between Jutland and Zealand. We stopped in Odense for lunch and cof...

A few hours ago, a friend (who happened to be a former student) dropped by, together with an acquaintance, to pick up 17 kilograms of books. These were all technical books from the time I was still an academic: textbooks, theoretical books, books abo...